A FAIFLEY man who threatened to stab four men during a fracas in Clydebank will have to wait for his punishment.

George Campbell, 35, of Field Road, carried out the threats on October 30, 2016, at Kilbowie Road.

He pleaded guilty at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week to acting in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear and alarm, and threatening to stab an adult male, two 16-year-old boys and a 17-year-old boy.

The plea was intimated to the court by defence lawyer Judith Reid, and confirmed by Campbell as he stood in the dock.

Campbell denied assaulting the 17-year-old boy during the incident on Kilbowie Road on the same date, by seizing him by his clothing, pulling him backwards and causing him to lose balance. His plea was accepted by fiscal depute Emma Thomson.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry told Campbell, who admitted a previous conviction: “Your record is of no concern, but this offence is. I will need reports.”

The sheriff deferred sentence until April 27 to obtain a full social background report and a report as to his suitability to be electronically tagged. He was ordained to appear.